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Dr. Michael Douma
Roop, Room G14Office phone: 540-568-3487MSC 2001
58 Bluestone Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
2011 Ph.D.,Florida State University History
2006 M.A., Florida State University History
2004 B.A. Hope College History, Philosophy, Dutch
Fields and Specialties
American history (ethnicity and migration, folk culture, historic preservation); Netherlands and Dutch World (South Africa, Suriname).
U.S. History, Folk Culture, Historic Preservation
Dutch Americans, slavery in Suriname, vernacular architecture.
Selected recent publications
2014 How Dutch Americans stayed Dutch: An Historical Prespective on Ethinic Change. (Univeristy of Amsterdam Press) [under contract and forthcoming]
2014 Colonization, Emigration, Emancipation and the American Civil
War: Volume 3: Dutch Suriname (London: Pickering and Chatto). [edited, translated primary source collection/ contracted and forthcoming]
2005 Veneklasen Brick: A Family, an Industry, and a Unique Nineteenth
Century Dutch Architectural Movement in Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI:
2014 “Tulip Time and the Invention of a New Dutch American
Identity,” American Studies 53.1 (January/ February) [forthcoming]
Reaction to the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902,” South African Historical Journal [Sept./Oct.]
2012 “A Black Dutchman and the Racial Discourse of the Dutch in
America, 1850-1920,” Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies
2010 "Imagining a New Identity: The Dutch American Immigrant
Community, 1845-1875," Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis [Journal of Social and Economic History] 7.2: 32-55.
2010 "Memory and the Myth of Van Raalte: How Holland, Michigan,
Remembers its Founding Father," Michigan Historical Review 36.2:
Other Recent Academic Publications
2013 “Holland’s Plan for America’s Slaves,” New York Times [online], 11 July.
2013 “Hoe verder zonder slaven? Het kolonisatie project van
Amerikaanse vrijgelaten slaven op de Surinaame plantages, 1862-1866,”
Geschiedenis Magazine 4: 14-19.